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New Report: 2016 a Pivotal Year for Women’s Reproductive Rights, with Many Battles Ahead


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New Report: 2016 a Pivotal Year for Women’s Reproductive Rights, with Many Battles Ahead

The report—State of the States: A Pivotal Time for Reproductive Rights—provides a state-by-state summary of reproductive health restrictions passed in 2016. While the report highlights the historic victory in Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt—the landmark Supreme Court ruling which reaffirmed a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion in a legal challenge to two Texas laws brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights—the report also analyzes the more than 60 restrictions which were enacted that would restrict access to reproductive health care. 2016 marks the fifth year that politicians in statehouses across the country doubled down on further restricting access to contraception and abortion, with over 500 restrictions introduced this year alone; there have been over 2,000 new reproductive health restrictions introduced since 2011.


By CRR, USA.


Human rights Policy Resource.